Sixth Form pastoral support

Support and opportunity

Westminster City School's Sixth Form provides a supportive atmosphere and range of extra-curricular activities that enable you to grow into confident, articulate and independent young person.

Our Sixth Form is a friendly, diverse, welcoming and caring place. Since we are smaller than many other colleges, everybody knows each other and we enjoy a family-like atmosphere. Our internal and external students quickly form strong friendships, which they develop through participating in our extra-curricular activities and by taking part in trips and visits together.

Support

We understand that the transition from school to sixth form can feel daunting, whether you started at Westminster City School in Year 7 or join us in Year 12 from a different school. We run a number of induction events and activities for our new sixth formers, led by our Head of Sixth Form and dedicated pastoral support staff, to help you feel immediately at home. 

Once you join our Sixth Form, the immediate responsibility for your personal welfare rests with your form tutor. You will see your form tutor each day, thus building a close and strong bond while within our Sixth Form. Form tutors register attendance, monitor academic progress and promote students’ general well-being. 

Our Sixth Form Student Support Officer is another member of staff who you will get to know while studying with us. Our Sixth Form Student Support Officer is available to help and guide all our sixth formers, providing advice and mentoring to ensure you meet your goals, now and in the future.

Our dedicated Sixth Form team understand the importance of your education and will work tirelessly to help you fulfil your potential in your two years with us.


Opportunity

Our Sixth Form is about so much more than academic studies, as we strive to develop our students beyond the classroom.

Our extra-curricular clubs take place before- and after-school, as well as at lunch. You may find yourself acting as a world leader at a Model United Nations competition, standing as a politician in our School’s mock general election or mentoring younger pupils. In addition, our flourishing Army Cadet Force meets weekly and provides a wonderful opportunity to take part in outdoor pursuits, camps and related activities.

Music remains at the heart of our School. We have a busy orchestra and other musical ensembles who meet before- and after-school, and at lunch. We also offer individual instrumental lessons in brass, string and woodwind, plus piano, guitar and drums. There are performance opportunities throughout the year, including our weekly assemblies, at our services at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, and concerts at external venues.

Our central London location

We take advantage of our unique location in the heart of London to help you go further with your A Level subjects, making the most of nearby lectures, seminars, museums, theatres, galleries and more, by undertaking trips of historical, geographical, literary, religious or scientific interest. 

We are well connected with a number of major businesses and companies, including Deutsche Bank, Google, AT&T and PWC. Whether visiting us to offer a lecture or interactive workshop, or hosting you at their own offices for a discussion, these connections allow you gain a fascinating insight into how businesses operate, whilst building professional and personal networks.

On an academic level, we have a good relationship with a number of world-leading universities, including Imperial College London and University College London. These enable you to attend high-profile lectures, summer schools and placements, whilst building valuable knowledge about future university study.

Leadership opportunities 

Leadership opportunities within our Sixth Form enable you to support our School whilst developing important transferable skills (such as public speaking) that are useful in any future career.

Our one-year leadership roles for sixth formers include Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, Deputy Head Girl, and prefects. You can apply for these positions and will be interviewed by our Headteacher and our Head of Sixth Form, which helps prepare you for future applications and interviews, for university and employment. 

The responsibilities for these roles include helping with School open events, and supporting life within our Sixth Form and across Westminster City School.

 

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